ALBANY -- Wilbur Bruce Thompson, of Albany, Georgia, 88, died April 28, 2012. A native of Perry, Florida, Bruce was the son of the late Wesley Frank Thompson and Ethleen Jones Thompson and was married to the late Helen King Thompson for 50 years. They moved to Albany in 1956 and were members of the First United Methodist Church of Albany.
Mr. Thompson was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, flying 100 combat missions as a fighter pilot where he earned several medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his children and their families: Michael Bruce Thompson and wife, Gail of Salisbury, North Carolina, and their children, Al Beckum (Misty), Karrie Page (Steve) and Hannah; Kimberly Thompson Seay and husband, Bob of Roswell, Georgia, and their children, Robert, Helen Miller (Nick) and David (Terri); Susan King Thompson and husband, Bill Slugg of Albany and their children, Casey Powell and Andrew Slugg; Hal Geron Thompson "Ron" of Albany and his children, Jessica and Sarah; Bruce is also survived by his brother, Joseph Nelson Thompson, Pine Lake, Georgia; sister, Susan Thompson Roberts of Titusville, Florida; several nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
A graveside inurnment will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Albany, Georgia. The Rev. John W. Thompson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to The Lord's Pantry in Albany.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors